Passengers are getting COVID-19 quarantine stamps at Mumbai, Bengaluru airports, India


Passengers are getting COVID-19 quarantine stamps at Mumbai, Bengaluru airports

As countries across the globe go under massive lockdown in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, a number of people are still flying back home. With that in mind and the fact that Maharashtra in the country has the highest number of virus-positive people till now, there are new measures in place.

The government is taking all possible measures to make people aware and keep them safe. The Maharashtra government has issued an important notice for airport and hospital authorities, wherein suspected people will be stamped on the left hand and are to be put under home isolation.

In Mumbai, the stamp reads,
Proud to Protect Mumbaikars, Home Quarantined. The stamp also mentions the end of the quarantine period, which is 14 days. These stamps are an intelligent idea and are already proving effective as four people with these stamps were caught travelling in a train for Surat. They were asked to deboard immediately and were taken to a medical facility.

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan also posted a picture of the self-quarantine stamp on his Twitter account, which mentions 30 March as the end of his isolation.

Similarly, Karnataka too has begun the same process. State Health Minister B. Sriramulu said that the state has started marking passengers at the Bengaluru airport, these are the people who need to be self quarantined as a precaution to contain any potential threat.

The one at Bengaluru airport reads,
Proud to protect Bengaluru, Home Quarantined Till (with the date of isolation). Airport officials in the masks can be stamping passengers arriving at the airport.

The minister also said that some people are not following the rule of self quarantine properly as they are not taking it seriously. This is high time that people in India and the world must understand the fatality of the virus and practice self quarantine for their as well as safety of others.

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